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Table 6 Proportion of major and minor errors made by participants in reporting each of the ten slides in the panel (n = 72)

From: Performance evaluation of laboratory professionals on malaria microscopy in Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia

I Positive slides
  Correct (%) Major error (%) Minor error (%)
Slide #   Detection error (%) Identification error of P. f#(%) Total (%) Identification error of (mixed and P. v*) (%)
1 15(20.8) 48(66.7) 9(12.5) 57(79.2) -
2 63(87.5) 2(2.8) 7(9.7) 9(12.5) -
3 32(44.4) - - - 40(55.6)
4 35(48.6) - - - 37(51.4)
5 64(88) 1(1.4) - 1(1.4) 7(9.7)
6 44(61.1) 25(34.3) - 25(34.3) 3(4.2)
II Negative slides
Slide # Correct (%) Detection error (%) ID $ error Total (%) Minor error
7 71(98.6) 1(1.4) - 1(1.4) -
8 70(97.2) 2(2.8) - 2(2.8) -
9 69(95.8) 3(4.2) - 3(4.2) -
10 68(94.4) 4(5.6) - 4(5.6) -
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